We will improve the learning of all young Australians

Teaching two-way science

19 March 2019

ACARA and the CSIRO have developed together illustrations of practice, showing students learning Aboriginal traditional ecological knowledge through the Australian Curriculum: Science, through on Country and classroom projects (also known as 'two-way science').

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Release of National Report on Schooling 2017

28 February 2019

The National Report on Schooling in Australia 2017 has been released today. ACARA produces this report on behalf of the COAG Education Council

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New ACARA CEO appointed

08 February 2019

The ACARA Board has appointed Mr David de Carvalho as the new Chief Executive Officer of ACARA. 

Mr de Carvalho brings to ACARA a wealth of leadership experience from the education sector, and from the public sector at both the Commonwealth and state government level.

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New work samples available: Languages (German) and HASS

19 March 2019

New work samples for Foundation – Year 10: Languages (German) and Foundation – Year 4: HASS are now available on the Australian Curriculum website.

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Research shows parents value NAPLAN, support the move to online

08 February 2019

Research undertaken by Colmar Brunton on behalf of ACARA shows that the majority of parents believe NAPLAN is valuable, particularly for the national snapshot it provides on their child’s progress in literacy and numeracy. Parents are also, on the whole, supportive of the move to NAPLAN Online.

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The New Zealand Curriculum comparison study released

06 February 2019

Today we have published a study comparing the Australian Curriculum with The New Zealand Curriculum.

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ACARA - Assessment

Assessment

We run the National Assessment Program – the national tests students sit in school – including NAPLAN.

We undertake a range of research activities to deliver NAPLAN tests in an online environment in the future.

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